What: Patriot League Quarterfinal | Holy Cross (13-17, 7-11 PL) at Bucknell (21-8, 15-3 PL)
Where: Sojka Pavilion (Lewisburg, Pa.)
When: Monday, March 5 (6 p.m.)
Webcast: Patriot League Network
Radio: 90.5 WVBU
Internet Radio: BucknellBison.com
Live Statistics: BucknellBison.com
Bucknell Probable Starters
G: Kyi English (10.1 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.6 apg)
G: Rachel Dumiak (2.7 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 0.7 apg)
G: Kate Walker (12.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.1 apg)
F: Kaitlyn Slagus (12.0 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 1.0 apg)
F: Catherine Romaine (5.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.0 apg)
With a Win Over Holy Cross, Bucknell Would ...
• improve to 22-8 overall with a 12th straight win.
• advance to the semifinal round of the Patriot League Tournament for a third straight year.
• improve to 12-3 at home this season.
• improve to 42-4 at Sojka Pavilion over the last three seasons.
• improve to 22-44 in the all-time series with the Crusaders.
• improve to 9-5 against the Crusaders under head coach Aaron Roussell.
• improve to 52-7 against Patriot League opponents over the last three seasons.
How They Got Here
• Bucknell earned the second seed, a first round bye, and a home game in the quarterfinal round of the Patriot League Tournament after going 15-3 in Patriot League play, including 11 straights wins to close the regular season.
• Holy Cross is the seventh seed in the tournament and advanced to the quarterfinal round with a 66-47 win over 10th-seeded Colgate on Saturday. The Crusaders went 7-11 in the Patriot League during the regular season.
• Bucknell is the defending champion in the Patriot League, but graduated three senior starters from that team, including the league and tournament MVP. That didn't stop the Bison from having yet another successful season as they finished as the runner-up in the conference standings and posted at least one win over all nine teams.
• The Bison take an 11-game winning streak into the tournament. It is their third straight season with a double-digit winning streak. A win over Holy Cross would tie the program's longest streak, which was set just last season.
• Five Bucknell players received conference honors at the end of the regular season. Kate Walker was a First Team All-Patriot League selection, while Kaitlyn Slagus made the Second Team and Kyi English made the Third Team. Catherine Romaine was voted to the All-Defensive Team, while Abby Kapp landed a spot on the All-Rookie Team.
• The Bison have used just two starting lineups this season. It has been the same -- English, Rachel Dumiak, Walker, Slagus, Romaine -- for the last 24 games. The team posted a 19-5 record during that stretch.
• Bucknell has won its most recent game against every Patriot League team. The Bison have current win streaks of nine against Boston University, eight against Lafayette, seven against Navy, six against Colgate, four against Army West Point, and two against Holy Cross. They also won the most recent matchups with Lehigh, Loyola, and American. The last league team to beat the Bison in consecutive games was American in 2015.
• Needing 24 points to become the 23rd playing in program history to reach the 1,000-point career scoring milestone, Slagus scored a career-high 25 in a 75-55 win over Army West Point in the regular season finale. At her current pace, she would become just the third player in program history to total over 1,000 points and 900 rebounds.
• Including this season, Bucknell has been by far the best team in league play over the last three seasons, posting a record of 47-6. That's nine games better than the next best, which is Army West Point at 38-15. Navy is third at 35-18.
• The Bison have had a double-digit winning streak in three consecutive seasons. They won 10 straight during the 2015-16 season, 12 straight during the 2016-17 season, and now 11 straight this season.
About Holy Cross
• Holy Cross is 13-17 overall after its 66-47 win over Colgate in the opening round of the Patriot League Tournament.
• The Crusaders have won three straight games, including another win over the Raiders and a victory against Lehigh in their regular season finale.
• Two Holy Cross players earned All-Patriot League recognition. Sophomore Lauren Manis was voted to the First Team, and senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed made the Second Team.
• Head coach Bill Gibbons has 602 career wins, all coming in his 33 seasons with the Crusaders.
• Holy Cross has been better on the road than it has at home this season, going 8-7 away from its home court and 5-10 in home contests.
How to Get the Game
• Monday's game can be seen online free of charge on the Patriot League Network.
• The game can be heard online via BucknellBison.com and on the radio on 90.5 WVBU, with Justin Antweil calling the action. The pregame show begins 15 minutes before tip-off.
• Live stats can be accessed at BucknellBison.com
Bucknell vs. Holy Cross Series Notes
• Bucknell and Holy Cross will meet for the 66th time. The Crusaders hold a 44-21 lead in the all-time series, but the Bison have won five of the past six meetings.
• The Bison are 8-5 against the Crusaders under head coach Aaron Roussell.
• Monday marks the 10th Patriot League Tournament game between the teams. Holy Cross is 6-3 against the Bison in postseason play.
Bucknell vs. the Patriot League
• Bucknell is 266-233 against current members of the Patriot League.
• The Bison are 222-175 in Patriot League play.
• Bucknell has a winning record against six teams in the conference -- Army West Point, Boston University, Colgate, Lafayette, Loyola, and Navy.
• The Bison have won three Patriot League titles and have played in the title game four times.
Where Do They Rank?
• Bucknell is 88th out of 351 teams in the latest RPI. The Bison are receiving votes in the CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25.
• Holy Cross is ranked 232nd in the RPI.
Career Highs Set Last Game
Kaitlyn Slagus — points (25)
• The winner of Monday's game will advance to play a semifinal game on Thursday. If the Bison win, they would host the winner between third-seeded Navy and sixth-seeded Loyola.